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Farm Management Educational Program

The Farm Management Educational Program (FMEP) is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program. The overall goal of FMEP is to recruit, train and equip new, beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs) with the tools and resources necessary to generate and implement a feasible farm plan, which will in turn make them sustainable in vegetable and meat goat production. The objectives are to provide educational training and hands-on demonstration in basic crop and livestock production; financial management and risks mitigation; market diversification; food safety and biosecurity; and programs and services of the current farm bill. The target audiences include new, beginning farmers and ranchers; small farm and limited resource producers; military, retired and disabled veterans; socially-disadvantaged producers and women producers.

Collaborative Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): Alliance of Sustainable Farms, Mid-South Progressive Agriculture Group, Mileston Cooperative, Mississippi Meat Goat Producers Cooperative, National Center for Appropriate Technology, The Widget Development & Trading Company, LLC, and Adonai Environmental Development & Power, LLC.

For more information contact Charlotte Dailey, Project Assistant, at (601) 877-6449 or cdailey@alcorn.edu.